Speech dictation software distributor, Voice Perfect Systems, has gone into liquidation.
ARN understands GS Andrews and Associates have been appointed as the liquidators.
Voice Perfect was formed in 1994 and was a distributor for speech recognition vendor, Nuance. It republished the vendor’s Dragon Naturally Speaking software under the name Multi-Speak up until 2008.
Voice Perfect sole sub-contractor, Colin Paterson, confirmed the news. He was regional manager for South Australia and Northern Territory.
“The sales have been huge so I don’t understand why this has happened,” he said. “I am going to continue trading, but under my own trading name.”
Paterson will continue to offer Dragon Naturally Speaking products and training through his company, Phsgasit.
He claimed he would not be able to recover the money owed to him by Voice Perfect Systems due to his sub-contractor status.
Voice Perfect continued to distribute Dragon Naturally Speaking after its republishing rights were withdrawn, Nuance channel manager, Vicki Rigg, said.
ARN contacted the distributor’s Melbourne head office but calls were directed to voicemail.
The software distributor was owned by Steve Freeman and had operations in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and New Zealand.
According to Voice Perfect’s public profile on business networking site, LinkedIn, the company had 11 staff and generated $3 million in revenue in 2008.
Its website is now offline.
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